By Stephen Kershaw
The ebook leads the reader via those bright tales, from the origins of the gods via to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. the entire prevalent narratives are the following, in addition to a few much less established characters and motifs. as well as the stories, the e-book explains key concerns coming up from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance.
This long-overdue ebook crystallises 3 key components of curiosity: the character of the stories; the tales themselves; and the way they've got and may be interpreted. For the 1st time, it brings jointly features of Greek mythology simply often on hand in disparate types - particularly children's books and educational works. there'll be a lot right here that's fascinating, impressive, and unusual in addition to common. specialists and non-experts, adults, scholars and schoolchildren alike will achieve leisure and perception from this interesting and critical quantity.
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A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths by Stephen Kershaw